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As I continue to de-access my extensive library here are a few gems that I’m making available. All books are hard cover and in great / like new shape!

"Rip Kirby ,the First Modern Detective"        Alex Raymond  Vol.1
The first comprehensive collection of Alex Raymond's post-war, post-modern classic. Created by Raymond in 1946, it was a fresh approach to the crime genre, an about-face from the prevailing hard-boiled style of detective fiction. Rip Kirby was smart and sophisticated, but still a man's man. Highly conscious of the fashions of the day, Raymond also brought post-war and early-'50s chic to the comics page. The first volume reproduces, from syndicate proof sheets, every strip from the beginning, March 4, 1946, through December 4, 1948. But the real star is Raymond's lush and incomparable brushwork.(10.5” x 11.5”,309 pgs ,BW, $70+$6 shipping)

"Rip Kirby ,the First Modern Detective"      Alex Raymond  Vol.2
While investigating crimes on both sides of the Atlantic, the urbane detective encounters beautiful and conniving women, menacing men and more than a murder or two. Meanwhile, the tension builds in his love triangle with Honey Dorian and Pagan Lee. The second volume contains nearly three years of strips, from December 6, 1948 through September 22, 1951, all drawn in Raymond's incredibly lush style.(10.5” x 11.5”,309 pgs ,BW, $60+$6 shipping)

"Hal Foster ,Prince of Illustrators" /signed by author / slip case
Large art portfolio and bio of noted illustrator and comic strip artist Hal Foster. Best known for his Sunday strips of "Prince Valiant", which ran for decades in many American newspapers, he was also a very accomplished illustrator of books and other publications. Illustrated throughout with B&W and color illos by Foster, and also by some of the other famous artists in the field that were influenced by him! Long out of print, and scarce now. (9”x 11”,208 pgs ,color gallery,$24+$6 shipping)

"Frank Frazetta Legacy"
Frank Frazetta's paintings and illustrations have set the standard for fantasy artists for the past 50 years. This collection focuses on his influence in a variety of media and genres and on his place in 20th century art history.This book includes many of Frazetta's most memorable paintings as well as revised and previously unpublished works. The art is accompanied by the artist's own observations and commentary by a number of his contemporaries.(9,5 ‘x12.5”,186 pgs ,Full Color, $40 + $6 shipping)

"Winsor McCay,His Life and Art"
A scholarly and in depth look at the life of the influential American cartoonist, shows examples of his advertisements, posters, editorial cartoons, comic strips, and animated films, and describes his brief career in vaudeville.Includes most of his major works including “Dream of the Rarebit Fiend” and “Little Nemo in Slumberland”.Many Color illustrations (11.5” x 13.5”,221 pgs, $30 + $6 shipping )

Paypal /CC ,US Buyers only,Please message me if interested / All sales must be completed in 48 hrs,/Please specify which book with “Takes”also

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